Canadian pace skater Florence Brunelle capped her junior profession on Sunday by successful a silver medal on the world junior brief observe championships in Dresden, Germany.
Brunelle, from Trois-Rivieres, Que., made a double-inside move late within the girls’s 1,000-metre race to take second spot behind South Korea’s Gilli Kim, who completed in a single minute 32.294 seconds.
Brunelle was second in 1:32.780 and South Korea’s Songmi Oh took third in 1:32.960.
“I used to be able to exit and win immediately, however after the primary two laps I discovered myself in the back of the pack,” Brunelle stated. “Given the circumstances of the race, I needed to adapt and discover a option to make some passes and get again into rivalry. I’m proud of how I used to be capable of overcome that problem.”
Brunelle, 19, grew to become the primary Canadian to succeed in the rostrum in all three particular person distances at a single world junior championship since Marie-Eve Drolet in 2001.
“I’m blissful to finish my junior profession with a medal in every particular person distance,” Brunelle stated. “It was throughout my first worldwide competitors that my ardour for brief observe pace skating started.”
The worldwide brief observe season continues subsequent weekend in Dresden, the place the senior nationwide crew will compete on the fifth World Cup of the season.
Other Canadian outcomes:
Women’s 1,000 metres
Ann-Sophie Bachand, 9thAyisha Qi Miao, seventeenth
Victor Roy-Lafrance, 7thSamuel Bureau, 16thMathieu Pelletier, twenty eighth